Donna Smirniotopoulos Common Council District B
Donna Smirniotopoulos is a 34-year Fairfield County, Connecticut resident with over thirty-years of
dedicated community service, including leadership positions with the Westport YMCA, Staples Task
Force, Staples Tuition Grants and the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations. In 2017, Donna
helped lead Quintard neighbors opposed to a Federal Bureau of Prisons Residential Re-entry Center for
20 Federal prisoners opening in a family neighborhood. Thanks to her efforts, the application was
rejected by Norwalk’s Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2018, Donna exposed the relationship between the
City’s preferred Wall Street redeveloper and then-Governor Danel Malloy, including the redeveloper’s
history of giving to the Democratic State Central Committee. Through her work with CNNA, Donna
organized and moderated multiple community events, focusing on Wall Street, ordinance and blight
enforcement, water quality issues, and the 2019 Norwalk city government reorganization. Most
recently, Donna served as Secretary of her neighborhood association and helped lead the charge in
South Norwalk to roll back proposed upzoning in Shorefront Park and elsewhere.
Donna has been a Norwalk homeowner since 2012 and a resident of South Norwalk’s historic Shorefront
Park since 2016. She is a mother of three and devoted Yiayia to one grandson.